John Daniel Britton, Jr.


General Studies

Attended Clemson during 1938-1939 school year. 

Kingstree, South Carolina

He was married to the former Gladys Ashburn of Kingstree.  He was also survived by his parents, Mr. John D. Britton and Mrs. Bessie Swann Britton, and one sister, Mrs. Boyce W. Baker.  

Army, Second Lieutenant

Company A, 513rd Parachute Regiment, 17th Airborne Division 

Purple Heart

Mar 23, 1920

Mar 24, 1945

KIA (Killed in Action) in Germany

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Kingstree, SC. He was originally buried in the Netherlands AMC, but his remains were returned to the United States in October 1945. 


Additional Information

After leaving Clemson he was employed as a salesman for Corn Products Co., with headquarters in Atlanta GA.  He resigned to volunteer for service in the US Army and later volunteered for service in the paratroups and at Fort Benning, Ga.

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Extra Documents

Article in The Echo by Kelly Durham – Operation Varsity